Conflict in Genre v. Literary Fiction
Conflict is the basic element in all story telling. In this session, one of Chicago’s foremost literary authors and educators shows us how to use conflict to advance primary plots, subplots and scenes.
Christine Sneed is the author of the novels Paris, He Said and Little Known Facts, as well as the story collections Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry and The Virginity of Famous Men. She has been published in The Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories, New Stories from the Midwest, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, New England Review, The Southern Review, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, Greensboro Review, and a number of other periodicals. Her books have received AWP’s Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction, Ploughshares' Zacharis prize, the Society of Midland Authors Award, the Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award, Book of the Year from the Chicago Writers Association, and has been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Sneed lives in Evanston, IL and is the director of MA/MFA creative writing program at Northwestern University and is also on the fiction faculty of the Regis University low-residency MFA program.
9:00-9:30 Registration, Social Time
*Will do manuscript critiques. Please see manuscript guidelines. Manuscripts due November 3rd.